Daimler recalls Freightliner and Western Star models for defects
Daimler North America is recalling three models build in due to two small defects. According to the report the models that have been found with problems are the Freightliner Cascadia, Western Star 4900 and Freightliner Business Class M2. All the recalled vehicles will be serviced for free in Daimler facilities.
According to the press release, the Cascadia and 4900 models manufactured from Dec. 22, 2011, through Feb. 23 may be “equipped with driver’s seats with seat bases that could have out-of-specification welds that allow the seat to buckle unexpectedly”, hence affecting the driver’s position which could translate in losing control of the vehicle.
The 2012 Freightliner Business Class M2 and Cascadia vehicles manufactured from Jan. 20 through Feb. 17 may have been assembled with a steering wheel nut that may not provide the clamp load required to fully seat the steering wheel on the steering shaft.
The campaign starts this month and owners can contact the company at (800) 547-0712 and specify campaign number FL-624 for the seats problem or FL-623 for the steering wheel problem.